The state of Oklahoma passed Humanity of the Unborn Child Act back in June. The law includes a provision that requires public restrooms to feature anti-abortion signs urging women to forgo the procedure and to carry their fetus to term instead. These signs are meant to be hung in all public restrooms, including restaurants, public schools, and hospitals, reports Gabriella Paiella. The mandatory signs, projected to cost businesses $2.3 million are supposed to read:

There are many public and private agencies willing and able to help you carry your child to term and assist you and your child after your child is born, whether you choose to keep your child or to place him or her for adoption. The State of Oklahoma strongly urges you to contact them if you are pregnant.

The cost of the signage, rather than the content, appears to be the reason many businesses are opposing the new measure, however, reports The bill’s sponsor, Senator A.J. Griffin, said she could see how it might need to be “tempered,” says Paiella.

Read more at New York Magazine


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